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ND Out-of-School-Time Conference

2020 ND Out-of-School Time Conference: Quality & Coaching

CANCELLED - Due to pandemic concerns and guidelines, the July 2020 conference has been canceled.

Mark Your Calendars! 2021 dates have been reserved: June 29-30, 2021 | Holiday Inn, Fargo  

High-quality professional development for afterschool professionals throughout North Dakota. This 2-day learning opportunity is open to any teachers, program directors/coordinators, leaders and staff working in out-of-school time settings. Keynotes and a variety of breakout sessions will focus on coaching, quality, student engagement, program & staff management, STEAM, social emotional learning, 21CCLC, and more.

The conference is Growing Futures approved & 1 continuing education credit is available through Valley City State University. Out-of-state participants are welcome but must contact the helpdesk if their school district is not listed in registration sign-up. 

2020 Conference Schedule

Fargo Holiday Inn

3803 13th Ave S, Fargo, ND 58103


Day 1: Tuesday, July 28

Schedule coming..

Day 2: Wednesday, July 29 

Schedule coming...

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We have made the decision to CANCEL the 2020 ND Out-of-School-Time Conference, but hope to see your faces soon.

We are planning some virtual opportunities to ensure you still have access to high-quality professional development during this time of social distancing.

Thank you for understanding. Stay healthy and we hope to see you soon!

2020 Keynote Speakers


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  Jim Cain: Teamwork & Teamplay

Dr. Jim Cain is the author of 16 team and community building texts, including the classic Teamwork & Teamplay, A Teachable Moment, Find Something To Do! and his latest book, 100 Activities that Build Unity, Community & Connection. He is also the creator of the innovative T&T Training Cards.

He has traveled to all 50 states and 31 countries (so far), sharing his knowledge on subjects ranging from teamwork and leadership to creative problem solving and trust building. His train-the-trainer programs are legendary and his conference keynotes/playnotes are active, engaging and tremendously fun. With regard to Jim's group facilitation skills, Tom Leahy of NCCPS remarked, "Jim, you are a Jedi Master!"



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Jill Jackson, Coaching

Jill started Jackson Consulting on July 1st, 2002 with a vision of making education life do-able for her fellow teachers, coaches and principals. She taught Kindergarten, 1st grade, 5th grade and 6th grade and reading interventions before becoming a principal.  After that she went to work in the San Francisco area for a company who trained teachers how to teach reading. 

So, if you’re in search of a heaping spoon of up-beat real talk about education and real-life solutions to the things that drive us crazy in teaching, then you’ve come to the right place.  Jacson Consulting doesn’t do philosophies, big-picture thinking or strategic planning – nope.

They talk about all of the how-tos that you can teach and use tomorrow in your classroom.